Portrait of Jean Debry

Jean-Louis Laneuville (French, 1748–1826)
Portrait of Jean Debry, 1791–1793

Oil on canvas
25 3/4 x 21 5/16 in. (65.4 x 54.1 cm); frame: 34 x 29 3/4 in. (86.4 x 75.6 cm)


ca. 1793–?, Debry Family, Belgium and Paris

ca. 1889, Collection of Félix Rainbeaux, Paris

unknown dates, Private collection, New York

unknown dates, Collection of Comte J. Armand, France

ca. 1941, Collection of Edith Eyre, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

by 1943–1977, Wildenstein Gallery, New York

1977, IU Art Museum purchase from Wildenstein Gallery, New York


August 1793, Salon, Louvre, Paris (cat. no. 699)

1889, Rétrospective de l'art français, Exposition Universelle Internationale, Paris (cat. no. 240, attributed to Jacques Louis David)

October 16–31, 1941, "Drawings and Paintings of the 18th Century," Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls, New York (attributed to David)

December 1943, "The French Revolution," Wildenstein Gallery, New York ( cat. no. 8, attributed to David)

April 16–May 15, 1976, "French Neoclassicism," Wildenstein Gallery, New York

March 29–May 14, 2000, "About Face: 2000 Years of Portraiture from Indiana University," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington

September 30–December 11, 2005, "The French Portrait: Revolution to Restoration," Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts

Alternate Titles

Portrait of Jean de Bry

Portrait de Jean de Brie, Député (exhibited with this title in 1793)

Jean Debry, Conventionnel

Previous Attributions

Jacques-Louis David

Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy-Trioson


Provenance research on this work is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.